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DeWitt Clinton High School

DBN 10X440  •  insideschools.org  •  School Finder  •  2017 School Performance Dashboard
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DeWitt Clinton High School has a rich history of educating students in the Bronx for over 100 years. This comprehensive high school offers a wide variety of programs to fit every studentÂ’s needs. These programs are structured as small learning communities (SLCs) where students choose their program of interest. The SLCs offer a personalized, safe, nurturing environment for learning with its own Assistant Principal, guidance counselor, and support staff. Students benefit from the caring of a small school setting within a large school environment and from the range of instructional programs and activities that only a large school can offer. All students receive a core curriculum and begin their SLC specialty in the ninth grade.

Prgram Description
  • Students explore the numerous career pathways available in the health professions. With rigorous courses and unique learning opportunities, students acquire background knowledge to continue their studies in health careers after high school. Some potential careers include medical technologists and assistants, nursing, patient care, medical billing, and veterinary studies.
  • This program is for students who have been in the country for less than three years and are English Language Learners. The curriculum is designed to develop the studentsÂ’ conversational language and writing skills using ESL strategies. After completing one full year of ELA instruction in the NewcomersÂ’-Global Community, students will transition into one of our theme-based SLCs.
  • Students are challenged to excel academically and encouraged to develop leadership qualities and take advantage of many internship programs, summer programs, and partnership opportunities. Students take honors-level core subjects that emphasize Math and Science as well as AP and college courses. A strong academic foundation coupled with enrichment opportunities help to develop a well-rounded student who is prepared for higher education: a productive citizen able to continue our schoolÂ’s legacy.
  • Students develop 21st century skills as they deepen their exploration in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Specifically, students will learn coding, computer programming, mechanical design, and how they relate to areas such as robotics. In addition, students will learn about environmental engineering with a focus in agriculture and sustainability.
  • Students learn about the arts through hands-on experience, written work, and art creation. Field trips take advantage of the rich cultural environment of New York City. Students visit art galleries and museums and attend dramatic productions both on and off Broadway. Students also learn the business end of promoting music, drama, creative writing, and visual arts through direct involvement in hands-on projects taking place at concerts, art galleries, poetry slams, and play productions.
Admissions Priority
  • Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • Then to New York City residents
Offer Rate
  • 98% of offers went to this group
  • 100% of offers went to this group
  • 99% of offers went to this group
  • 100% of offers went to this group
  • 98% of offers went to this group
  • Course Grades: English (70-100), Math (70-100), Social Studies (65-100), Science (69-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.8-4.5)
  • Attendance
  • 98% of offers went to this group
  • 100% of offers went to this group
Methods Ed. Opt. Screened: Language Screened Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt.
Seats 9th Grade GE 144 67 96 96 96 0 0 0 0 0
Grade 9 GE Applicants 457 62 366 273 249 0 0 0 0 0
Grade 9 GE Applicants per Seat 3 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Grade 9 GE Filled N N N N N
Seats 9th Grade SWD 36 17 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0
Grade 9 SWD Applicants 90 12 25 71 76 0 0 0 0 0
Grade 9 SWD Applicants per Seat 3 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Grade 9 SWD Filled N N N N N
Seats Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applicants Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
App per Seat Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
Location 100 West Mosholu Parkway South, Bronx NY 10468 (40.879958, -73.889011)
Subway 4 to Mosholu Parkway ; B, D to Bedford Park Blvd
Website www.dwchs.net
Graduation Rate 45.5%
Pct Stu Enough Variety 88.0%
College Career Rate 35.3%
Pct Stu Safe 72.0%
Specialized No
Total Students 1,694
Attendance Rate 81.0%
SAT Takers 0
SAT Reading 436
SAT Math 445
SAT Writing 433
Total Enrollment 1,694
Female 45.0% (758)
Male 55.3% (936)
White 3.5% (60)
Asian 9.3% (157)
Black 31.1% (527)
Hispanic 53.7% (910)
Other 2.4% (40)
Academic Opportunities

CTE program(s) in: Business, Management & Administration

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Peer Tutoring, Intergenerational, Speech and Debate

Playwriting, Air Force Junior Reserve OfficersÂ’ Training Corps (AFJROTC)

Advanced Placement Courses

AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English, AP European History, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, AP World History


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Addtl Info1

Community School; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Weekend Programs

Extracurricular Activities

Arista, Art, ASPIRA Leadership, Broadcast Crew, Chess, Chorus, Christian Seekers, Newspaper, Conflict Mediation, Dance Team, Drama, ELL Big Brother/Big Sister, Environmental Affairs, First Ladies Club, GentlemanÂ’s Club, Health Occupations Students of America, Henna Club, Hip-Hop/Poetry, Jazz Band, Key Club, Law, Literary Magazine, Marching Band, MAD Asian, Martial Arts, Model UN, Muslim Student Association, Pre-Medical, ROTC, Tennis, Virtual Enterprise, Whiskers & Tails, Yearbook, Film

School Sports

Cheerleading, Dance Team, Step Team, Kung Fu, Soccer and Swimming Clubs

  • Medical Professions
  • Newcomers'-Global Community
  • Macy Honors Communities
  • STEM
  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Science & Math
  • Humanities & Interdisciplinary
  • Science & Math
  • Science & Math
  • Humanities & Interdisciplinary
    Audition Information
      Boro X
      School 10th Seats 1
      ELL Programs English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
      Language Classes Latin, Spanish
      Diploma Endorsements Science
      Neighborhood Van Cortlandt Village
      Shared Space Yes
      Campus Name DeWitt Clinton Educational Campus
      Building Code X440
      Phone Number 718-543-1000
      Fax Number 718-548-0036
      School Email dwc@dwchs.net
      Grades 2018 12-Sep
      Final Grades 12-Sep
      Start Time 8:15am
      End Time 3:50pm
      Psal Sports Boys Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
      Psal Sports Girls Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
      Psal Sports Coed Cricket
      Early College
      Geo Eligibility
      School Accessibility Description 1
      Codes X10A X10H X10J X10K X10L
      Seats 10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10
      Primary Address Line 1 100 West Mosholu Parkway South
      City Bronx
      State Code NY
      Lat 40.88
      Lng -73.889
      Zip 10,468
      # Grade 9 502
      # Grade 10 427
      # Grade 11 403
      # Grade 12 362
      ELA Takers 289
      ELA Level 1 35.6% (103)
      ELA Level 2 41.9% (121)
      ELA Level 3 20.4% (59)
      ELA Level 4 2.1% (6)
      ELA Level 3+4 22.5% (65)
      Math Takers 269
      Math Level 1 50.9% (137)
      Math Level 2 36.4% (98)
      Math Level 3 9.7% (26)
      Math Level 4 3.0% (8)
      Math Level 3+4 12.6% (34)

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